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Bass Lake Courthouse Is Being Closed, Cases Moved To Madera

BASS LAKE – It has been less than two years since the Bass Lake Courthouse returned to full-time status, hearing jury trials and providing mountain area residents the convenience of a local court. But now, the Superior Court of California, County of Madera, intends to permanently close the Bass Lake Courthouse, effective Dec. 3, forcing Eastern Madera County residents to ...

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Madera County On Why They’re Raising The Fees On Trash

MADERA COUNTY – With the Oct. 1 date approaching for the increase in trash collection and disposal fees in Madera County, Public Works Director Ahmad Alkhayyat issued this public notice on Sept. 18, explaining the rate hike. Dear Madera County Residents: This notice is to advise you of an adjustment to the solid waste disposal fees in Madera County. On ...

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What Is The PG&E Micro-Site On Highway 49 In Oakhurst?

OAKHURST — In response to the recent and dramatically increasing wildfire threat across the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that it is accelerating its vegetation management work in the central and southern regions of the Sierra Nevada mountains “to further reduce the risk of wildfire and keep our customers, their families and our communities safe.” The ...

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Tree Mortality Work In Madera County, Column #1

Written by Sarah Bolton – MADERA COUNTY – Hello Madera Residents! Welcome to the first edition of the Tree Mortality Community Column. Our company, Blue Ridge Services, is partnering with Madera County to oversee and implement their tree mortality mitigation project. Several members of our team live in Madera County, and like you, we are well aware of the severity ...

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Construction Delays Continue On Highway 140 Into Yosemite

MARIPOSA – Motorists traveling from Mariposa to Yosemite on Highway 140 should be prepared for delays through the middle of October. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is repairing 3.2 miles, or about 6.4 lane miles of Highway 140 from the junction with Highway 49 North, to Whitlock Road. The project is expected to be finished by mid-October. The mainline ...

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Get A $3,000 Rebate When You Buy Electric Or Hybrid Vehicle

FRESNO – National Drive Electric Week is Sept. 8-16, and the Valley Air District is highlighting the widespread availability, practicality and affordability of today’s plug-in vehicles. The District’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program provides residents and businesses with a rebate of up to $3,000 when purchasing or leasing a battery-electric, or plug-in hybrid vehicle. The San Joaquin Valley ...

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Harmful Algal Blooms Reportedly Found In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Department of Public Health is warning about evidence of harmful algal blooms found by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board in Hensley Lake. Hensley Lake is located about eight miles southeast of Raymond, and is one of several recreational bodies of water in Madera County. When the hot summer sun combines with ...

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D.A. Linn Files Lawsuit, Blames Supervisors For Election Loss

MADERA COUNTY – Madera County District Attorney David Linn, who lost the June primary when he garnered just 22.29 percent of the vote, has filed suit against the County of Madera, the Board of Supervisors, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and two contracted County attorneys. Linn is accusing them of trying to stop his investigation into government corruption by conspiring ...

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